The Pet

The Pet

An experimental artistic performance inspired by the current social and political situation in the Czech Republic.

Director: Pavla Dombrovská
Puppets: Antonín Maloň
Stage: Luděk Vémola, Babka Skočovská, Antonín Maloň a kol.
Music: Tomáš Vtípil
Light design: Tomáš Tušer
Cast: Jan Nejedlý, Luděk Vémola, Pavla Dombrovská

For adults 15+
Duration: 60 minutes

Technical specification:

  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Stage dimensions: 5 x 5 x 3,5 m (width x depth x height)
  • Setup time: 3 hours
  • Disassembly time: 1 hour
  • Darkness needed
  • Audience risers, no stage elevation

About performance

The performance farcically presents the phenomena of the world today: the estrangement of politics from everyday life, the abuse of public institutions and funds as instruments of power and the consequences of this degeneration of democratic principles.
A decadent escapade undertaken by more than just the main characters – the gherkins lose their vinegar, the spirit of an amputated little finger gains confidence, an SMS visit of a Russian satellite and a lectern fights an exciting battle with the noise level.